Find books

We have two catalogs available for searching the CalArts Library collections: The Classic Catalog and the Interactive Catalog.  Both provide the same information, just a different way of searching.  

The handouts attached below will provide you with screen shots and details about searching these two catalogs.

When you find a book you want you will need the following information:
  • Call number
  • Location
  • Status - this will tell you if the book is checked out or not.

Anatomy of a Call Number:

Library of Congress Classification Outline
 (Call numbers)

The design entrepreneur : turning graphic design into goods that sell / [Steven Heller and Lita Talarico]
Call No.: NC1001.H44 2008

N = Fine Arts
NC= Drawing. Design. Illustration.
1001 = Commercial Art. Advertising Art.
H44 = Alphanumeric code in reference to the author.
2008 = Year of publication